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Old 04-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #1006
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #1007
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I'm trying to choose between BC/YC/BWI for a short, possibly split stay between resorts. What is/are everyone's favorite thing(s) about BWI, in general and also compared to BC/YC?

Also, out of curiosity, is there any construction going on here? I know there is at GF, which is why I am sad to say we won't be able to stay there for our first Deluxe resort visit

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #1008
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[QUOTE=WDWKOOK;44710228I can't answer your question since we were staying outside the Innkeeper's Club door and next to Flying Fish, we never ventured down the CL hallway toward ESPN.


Since you already stayed at the KKC and BWI, you know what the CL amenities are and you know what the BWI rooms are like, so I won't go over all that. I have photos of some of BWI's food and drinks on the first page of this thread.

Personally, we liked BWI, but we wouldn't pay to stay CL there again. If you want more details about our stay, there's a link in my signature to a BWI/CL review that I posted recently. If you're only looking for breakfast and snacks, then it might be convenient for you since there isn't a QS inside of BWI. But, if you don't mind walking a little to get something to eat on the BW or at YC/BC or Epcot, then that would be much less expensive than CL.[/QUOTE]



Thanik you. I think a regular room will do fine. There is the bar/ lounge in the resort and the bakery is nearby for coffee and quick foods.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:03 AM   #1009
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Only 9 days until I am at BWI! I can't wait to get there

I am still debating on doing online check in, I would love a King Size Bed with Garden View. I put my requests in, so I am sure if it is best to do online check in or not.

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Only 9 days until I am at BWI! I can't wait to get there

I am still debating on doing online check in, I would love a King Size Bed with Garden View. I put my requests in, so I am sure if it is best to do online check in or not.

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My suggestion would be to not do online check in. I think, especially with a honeymoon, you'll want to check in when you arrive.
It sounds like you've already requested a King Garden View, is that right? Did they note it's your honeymoon on your reservation?
Hopefully you'll get your request.

Won't be long 'till your wedding day! Best wishes!
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:45 AM   #1011
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My suggestion would be to not do online check in. I think, especially with a honeymoon, you'll want to check in when you arrive.
It sounds like you've already requested a King Garden View, is that right? Did they note it's your honeymoon on your reservation?
Hopefully you'll get your request.

Won't be long 'till your wedding day! Best wishes!
Thank you! Yes, I put all the requests on the reservation. I know they will make it magical for us!

Thank you again for the advice!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #1012
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My suggestion would be to not do online check in. I think, especially with a honeymoon, you'll want to check in when you arrive.
It sounds like you've already requested a King Garden View, is that right? Did they note it's your honeymoon on your reservation?
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Thank you! Yes, I put all the requests on the reservation. I know they will make it magical for us!

Thank you again for the advice!
I think there is a lot of speculation and assumptions based on personal experience about online checkin. If you want the official word from Disney on what it is and why to use it - here it is:

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq...otel-check-in/

These are the two items that I specifically noted:

What are the benefits of Online Check-In Service?

Guests who participate in Online Check-In Service may spend reduced time checking in upon arrival at the Disney Resort hotel, and Cast Members can focus on providing helpful information and answering your questions.

Are Guests' rooms assigned as a part of Online Check-In Service?

No, this service does not provide room selection or assignment. Please note, if you requested a Disability Accessible Room at the time of booking, then a specific room will be assigned
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #1013
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Hi all,

Does anyone here have an idea of how many STANDARD view dedicated studios are at BWV? I was checking an unofficial DVC site and came up with only 3 room numbers. When I called DVC MS yesterday, the CM I got told me there "are no standard dedicated studios." Uh huh.

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #1014
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I think there is a lot of speculation and assumptions based on personal experience about online checkin. If you want the official word from Disney on what it is and why to use it - here it is:

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq...otel-check-in/

These are the two items that I specifically noted:

What are the benefits of Online Check-In Service?

Guests who participate in Online Check-In Service may spend reduced time checking in upon arrival at the Disney Resort hotel, and Cast Members can focus on providing helpful information and answering your questions.



Are Guests' rooms assigned as a part of Online Check-In Service?

No, this service does not provide room selection or assignment. Please note, if you requested a Disability Accessible Room at the time of booking, then a specific room will be assigned
Good, helpful, information.
My advice in the particular situation above was based on:
1. My feeling that a honeymoon is a particularly special life event
2. The last two times I've check in at WDW, the online "line" was longer, slower, and had fewer CM's.
Of course, there are two options, and each guest should do what works best for them. Cheers!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:36 AM   #1015
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I am so excited - we officially made our reservation for 2 nights in October at BWI for our 10th anniversary trip today through AAA. We haven't booked through AAA before, but I believe we will be saving about $120 - I know that's not much, but at least it is something! I can't wait for our first visit!
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Does anyone here have an idea of how many STANDARD view dedicated studios are at BWV? I was checking an unofficial DVC site and came up with only 3 room numbers. When I called DVC MS yesterday, the CM I got told me there "are no standard dedicated studios." Uh huh.

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There are 97 dedicated studios:

http://dvcnews.com/index.php/resorts/boardwalk-villas

15 are Standard View with 14 being a view of the driveway and 1 being a view of the tennis court according to this:

http://dvcnews.com/forum/showthread....w-Availability

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I am so excited - we officially made our reservation for 2 nights in October at BWI for our 10th anniversary trip today through AAA. We haven't booked through AAA before, but I believe we will be saving about $120 - I know that's not much, but at least it is something! I can't wait for our first visit!
Congratulations on booking for your anniversary! Make sure it's noted in your reservation.
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Congratulations on booking for your anniversary! Make sure it's noted in your reservation.[/QUOTE]

Thank you! I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this

I definitely don't want to forget to add our anniversary to the res - I have a couple of questions about this, if anyone could answer them for me

Can I note the anniversary on the online check in? Can I still do online check in with a aaa res?

Would it be better to call before online check in to have it added? If so, can I call Disney directly to do this, or do I have to call aaa?

I am so unfamiliar with how booking through aaa works. I know you have to call them instead of Disney to make any changes, but I wasn't sure how to handle something like this. I appreciate any info you can give me
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #1018
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I just spend a sick day pouring over this thread! I'm there in 76 days and I can't wait. We've never been to the Boardwalk area before.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #1019
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There are 97 dedicated studios:

http://dvcnews.com/index.php/resorts/boardwalk-villas

15 are Standard View with 14 being a view of the driveway and 1 being a view of the tennis court according to this:

http://dvcnews.com/forum/showthread....w-Availability


Congratulations on booking for your anniversary! Make sure it's noted in your reservation.
I have been looking for that info thanks! We have 2 Pool/garden View studios booked with points. I asked for dedicated studios and they said it was not a "category", lady at ms was hesitant to even put it as a request, not sure why? so I guess I will request it in my online check in!
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #1020
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I apologize in advance if this is within this thread somewhere, I could not locate it.

Is there a diagram somewhere that shows the room numbers and locations? I had one long ago for the yacht club and it was awesome!
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